Laura Winter (previously Cutts) is a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Education and Counselling Psychology in the Manchester Institute of Education. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Laura works on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and at present leads on the training in the first year of the programme which includes teaching on humanistic therapeutic approaches, integration and pluralistic practice, research methods and working in different therapeutic modalities. See the 'Teaching' Tab for further information. She also manages the recruitment and selection processes for the Doctorate programme.
Laura has published widely in the fields of counselling psychology and education, focusing largely on the interplay between social and political issues, education and wellbeing. She edited the fourth edition of Sage’s flagship textbook ‘The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (with Colin Feltham and Terry Hanley). See 'Publications' Tab for further information.
Laura is also currently co-convener of the 'Education and Psychology' Research Group within Manchester Institute of Education. Find out more about our work here:
Laura is active in the Counselling Psychology profession, and established the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology's Social Justice Networking and Special Interest Group in 2015. She led the group until 2018. Members of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology can find out more about this group here: https://www1.bps.org.uk/networks-and-communities/member-microsite/division-counselling-psychology